The image of the Netherlands is instable. Old pictures aren’t sufficient anymore and new ones are being searched for. More then a dozen students of the Design Academy Eindhoven have mapped the Netherlands with its habits, citizens, culture and language. Personal involvement and interest always as a starting point. By means of graphs, indexes, photographs, drawings and maps the lowlands are put in perspective. From bicycle tales and weapon export, to zapping from brand to brand and concerning gentle forgotten guilders. From inland country and fears, to foreign countries and dreams. These non-conventional pictures give a surprising insight in what binds the Dutch.

De subjectieve atlassen stellen in vraag wat een land maakt tot wat het is voor diens inwoners, door een breed spectrum aan ervaringen plaats te geven.

Martelart Chess Teugels, 'Een subjectieve blik in en op Hongarije', 22 11 11

Bovendien tonen sommige bijdragen ook hoe subjectief ogenschijnlijk ‘objectieve’ informatie eigenlijk is.

Edo van Dijk, molblog, 15 08 06

Annelys de Vet (Editor)
Introduction: Lidewij Edelkoort

Contributions from: Students Design Academy Eindhoven

Published by BIS Publishers, 2005

Paperback 128 pages

Size: 15 x 21 cm
Text in Dutch

Publishing date: Oktober 2005

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Presentation Subjective Atlases

Presentation Subjective Atlases

13 December, 2012
Grand Hornu

13 12 12
Small Stories - bigger picture

Small Stories Bigger Picture
MOTI (Museum for the Image), Breda
13 sept – 16 dec 2012

 

 

 

 

13 09 12
Nieuwe Oogst

De Nieuwe Oogst
8 june – 19 august 2012
Design Vlaanderen, Brussel

 

08 06 12
Tokyo Graphic Design Passport - lecture

TOKYO GRAPHIC DESIGN PASSPORT
LECTURE at Art gallery (Arts Chiyoda), Tokyo

 

29 10 11
Presentation & Launch in WIELS

SUBJECTIVE ATLASES
Presentations & launch @ WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

With Annelys de Vet, Regula Staempfli, Attila Bujdosó, Aliz Krisztina Borsa,  Moniek Driesse and Koen van Synghel (moderator)

20 10 11

May 2013

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Search/Find/Like/Share
Search/Find/Like/Share

May 2013

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Search/Find/Like/Share shows visual stories about a society in transition. In response to recent political, social and economic crises society requires social commitment: involvement on large scale and conscious choices on a small base. By visually unravelling the complex structures of our time designers and photographers create a transparent view of the world. Their visual stories make the audience more aware of their own environment and behaviour on a personal to social level.

Today, design cannot only be defined by just technical performance, aesthetics, or creativity. As the role of the image in our society increases, the influence designers have on our behaviour and opinions grows. Design is part of creating further awareness and understanding about our new world order. The social relevance of design will not be determined by design itself, but by the designers attitude towards society.

Using visual storytelling as a tool, designers communicate events and opinions in a way that stands out from the continuous stream of images we encounter everyday. As there is always more than one side to a story, there are also different perspectives from which the visual storyteller can work. By exploring these various perspectives designers show the influence they can have on a society dominated by images.

Attitudes of image-makers, rather than disciplines or media form the core of the exhibition. The covered attitudes proceed from a society that is open to criticism, reflection and opinions of others in the formation of its own worldview. The role of an image-maker goes beyond shaping information; the image-maker is responsible for the interpretation and transfer of content.

Combining a socially relevant attitude these various perspectives on storytelling extends the designers role to:
Journalist – which creates compact and comprehensible reflections on the news stories of the day.
Scientist – which dissects complex systems so as to find a transparent view.
Agitator – which questions and shapes our personal opinions by provoking public debate.
Poet – which shares their personal reflections on reality to trigger the imagination.

By pushing the creative boundaries while acting responsibly, attitude-based designers will lead the way in the future of visual culture. Through exploring various roles, a designer can show how our changing behaviour coupled alongside our core human values, can be used to create a new level of understanding. It’s all about, Search, Find, Like, and Share.

December 2012

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Presentation Subjective Atlases
Presentation Subjective Atlases

December 2012

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La Province de Hainaut souhaite saluer ce patrimoine vivant à travers une exposition collective qui réunira sous un même concept des sites et événements aussi divers que les Gilles de Binche, la Ducasse de Mons, la Ducasse d’Ath, les Beffrois, les Ascenseurs hydrauliques du Canal du Centre historique, les sites charbonniers du Bois du Cazier, Bois du Luc et Grand-Hornu, la cathédrale de Tournai et les minières de Spiennes.
Jouant sur le dénominateur commun de ces identités si distinctes, à savoir la notion de territoire, l’exposition exploitera le concept de l’atlas, ouvrage qui, au-delà de ses cartes géographiques, fournit une représentation des conceptions politiques, sociales, idéologiques et culturelles d’une société ou d’une culture donnée.

Sous la direction artistique de la graphiste Annelys De Vet, la Province de Hainaut et ses partenaires éditeront un Atlas Subjectif du Hainaut défini par son patrimoine classé à l’Unesco. Ultime volume d’une collection qui cartographie des pays et réalités aussi divers que la Hongrie, la Palestine, le Mexique ou les Pays-Bas, cet ouvrage remplira les conditions particulières formulées par Annelys De Vet.

Celles-ci prévoient que le contenu projette une certaine vision, subjective, d’un pays ou d’une région, grâce à la participation de ses habitants. Ceux-ci sont invités à cartographier leur pays à leur manière, politique, critique, culinaire, romantique, humoristique. L’implication personnelle est donc le point de départ d’un projet qui entend produire des images humaines, non conventionnelles.

Les 14 sites classés seront les relais de l’équipe éditoriale vers les citoyens. Durant quatre mois, ceux-ci seront invités, via des associations, des écoles et les réseaux des quatorze partenaires, à produire photographies, dessins, cartes, drapeaux et autres travaux à publier au fil des pages, en fonction de thèmes pertinents, offrant des points de vue alternatifs sur le patrimoine et l’histoire du Hainaut sous le prisme des sites classés à l’Unesco.

Le matériel produit dans le cadre de la publication fournira la matière de l’exposition qui se tiendra au Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles de Paris, assurant ainsi le rayonnement de la Province de Hainaut à travers son patrimoine et le regard décalé qu’elle porte sur une réalité multiple.

Cette invitation s’adresse aux directions et équipes des 14 patrimoines classés ainsi qu’à tous les relais potentiels du projet Subjective Atlas. Ceux-ci peuvent être des représentants d’écoles, d’académies, d’associations d’artistes, d’associations citoyennes ou des artistes, designers, graphistes, architectes, stylistes et autres créatifs individuels. Ils seront invités à contribuer à la réalisation de l’Atlas par de petites contributions personnelles.

Presentation Subjective Atlases

13 December, 2012
Grand Hornu

September 2012

13

Small Stories - bigger picture
Small Stories - bigger picture

September 2012

13

“We’re all part of a visual culture, a society that increasingly communicates with images. Various platforms are within everybody’s reach and the amount of images available via the Internet is vast. A combination of portable hardware and online software enables everyone, private and public, professional and amateur to share thoughts and adventures at any time and place.

Although we learn how to use language at school, visual literacy is not a common capability. The enormous quantity of visual stimuli in our environment makes it increasingly difficult to pinpoint the message of an image or to see it in its proper perspective. Contemporary tactics are necessary to clarify complex information in a way that people can understand, remember and interpret.

Designers are developing a way of transferring knowledge that has been used since prehistoric times: story telling. By blending other disciplines as photography, film, animation and graphic design new image forms emerge that visualize events, information and opinions.

The exhibition shows how image-makers create and share visual stories from various perspectives. Nowadays an image-maker can act as a poet, journalist, scientist and agitator. Their compact visual stories provide us with a wide scope of the world we live ”

 

Small Stories Bigger Picture
MOTI (Museum for the Image), Breda
13 sept – 16 dec 2012

 

 

 

 

June 2012

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Nieuwe Oogst
Nieuwe Oogst

June 2012

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Presentation of series Subjective Atlases as part of exhibition 'De Nieuwe Oogst'

 

De Nieuwe Oogst
8 june – 19 august 2012
Design Vlaanderen, Brussel

 

October 2011

29

Tokyo Graphic Design Passport - lecture
Tokyo Graphic Design Passport - lecture

October 2011

29

TOKYO GRAPHIC DESIGN PASSPORT
LECTURE at Art gallery (Arts Chiyoda), Tokyo

 

October 2011

20

Presentation & Launch in WIELS
Presentation & Launch in WIELS

October 2011

20

On the occasion of the two latest issues 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary' and 'Subjective Atlas of Mexico' a special night is organized in WIELS Brussels (international laboratory for contemporary art). Moderated by Koen van Synghel (architect, critic) there will be presentations by dr. Regula Staempfli (political scientist and lecturer at Switzerland's Academy of Mass Media [MAZ], author of several books on Swiss and European politics), Annelys de Vet (cultural designer, head Sandberg Institute Amsterdam Design Department, initiator and editor Subjective Atlases), Attila Bujdosó (architect, senior research supervisor at Kitchen Budpapest, co-editor 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary'), Aliz Krisztina Borsa (typographer, co-designer 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary'), Moniek Driesse (designer, co-editor and designer 'Subjective Atlas of Mexico').

SUBJECTIVE ATLASES
Presentations & launch @ WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

With Annelys de Vet, Regula Staempfli, Attila Bujdosó, Aliz Krisztina Borsa,  Moniek Driesse and Koen van Synghel (moderator)